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Cascades of care after incidental findings in a US national survey of physicians.

Ganguli I, Simpkin AL, Lupo C, et al. JAMA network open. 2019;2:e1913325.

Cascades of care (or follow up) on incidental findings from diagnostic tests are common but are not always clinically meaningful. This study reports the results of a nationally representative group of physicians who were surveyed on their experiences with cascades. Almost all respondents had experienced cascades and many reported harms to patients and personal frustration and anxiety that may contribute to physician burnout.